Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore (Facebook profile photo).
FBI agents are already combing through correspondence provided by Las Vegas City Council candidate Sarah Ashton-Cirillo regarding her opponent, Councilwoman Michele Fiore, according to Ashton-Cirillo, who says she’s had “multiple contacts, over the course of several days” with the FBI.
Ashton-Cirillo says her interview with agents scheduled for Thursday was postponed to allow her campaign’s newly-hired attorney to get up to speed.
“Based on the copious amounts of information in my possession, some given to me directly by Michele and her political allies, and their highly sensitive content, I’ve retained Paul Padda as my campaign’s attorney, since we expect this matter may unfold in a multitude of different directions over an extended course of time.”
Fiore, who was previously a state lawmaker, has used campaign funds to cover payments for food, parties and personal items, according to reports filed with the Secretary of State, including payments to family members such as her daughter, who Fiore says performed services for her campaign.
Fiore did not respond to a request for comment.
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